NPR (national public radio) has polled their audience for a list of the top YA fiction -- from the suggestions of readers and listeners across the country, they compiled a list of a hundred titles or so -- and now it's our turn to vote!!
Each person can vote for up to ten of the books, and then the ranked list of the best YA fiction (as voted by us!) will be released in a few weeks.
Battle School ... the Unseen University... Wayside School... Hogwarts of COURSE....
It's much more fun to read about school than to think about it during the summer! Click & read here for a list of ten fictional schools that it would be fun to go to! Can you think of any other ones to add to this list?
If you recall, last year we posted about the Battle of the Kids' Books, hosted for the past few years by School Library Journal. This is a bracket-style showdown between some of the best books for kids & teens, with each matchup "judged" by a well-known author. And it's that time of year again!
Here are 26 Thought-Provoking Questions from the book The Book of Lists for Teens by Sandra and Harry Choron. You will be surprised by what you learn about yourself and your friends!
1. If you could own any single object that you don't have now, what would it be?
2. If you could have one superpower, what would it be?
3. If you could meet anyone in history, who would you choose and what would you ask them?
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Check out the website for some of last year's winners.
The magazine School Library Journal is running its second annual "Battle of the Kids' Books," which pits 16 of the very best books for young people of the year, judged by some of the most famous authors of children's books.
Children's books and teen books; fiction and nonfiction, they are all thrown in together to pick out what is THE. BEST. KIDS. BOOK. of the year.
Author-judges include folks such as Karen Hesse, R.L. Stine, Barry Lyga, Francisco X. Stork, Karen Cushman and Richard Peck.